Its a changing of the guard at TRU in Kamloops.
The institution hired a former vice president from the University of Saskatchewan to replace Alan Shaver as President.
Brett Fairbairn looking forward to the new opportunity after teaching for nearly 30 years at U of S.
“To stand here at a podium like this feels amazing. Its humbling and exciting. Its humbling because of the trust and responsibility that Thompson Rivers University is placing in me, which I keenly feel. Its also exciting for the new chapter in our lives.”
Board of Governors Chair Jim Thompson says, Dr. Fairbairn is the perfect choice.
“Unflappable. this is a guy I don’t think you see him waiver in the wind. He will do his homework. He will consult with people and he will be a strong leader.”
The 59 year old signed a five year contract and will officially take over December first this year, while Shaver retires at the end of August.